Wal-Mart Seeks Formula To Enliven Apparel Sales

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Apparel is Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s perennial Achilles’ heel — and the question remains whether it will ever be able to repair it. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Courteney Cox and David Arquette


WIF Honors Zoe Saldana and Courteney Cox

The Hollywood ladies honored Zoe Saldana and Courteney Cox at the annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night

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Christina Ricci


Artist in Residence: Givenchy Celebrates Marina Abramovic

Givenchy hosted a dinner in honor of Marina Abramovic and the closing of her Museum of Modern Art retrospective “The Artist is Present.”

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Bleu de Paname’s jacket, shirt and twill work pants, all in cotton.

Fashion Features

European Menswear Trend: Local Flavor

Labels across Europe are focusing on tightly edited product lines imbued with local flavor.

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Andrew Pollard


Project Founder Exits Show

Project Global Tradeshow taps new president, cancels July edition of New York show.

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Vineyard Vines’ Greenwich, Conn., store.


Vineyard Vines to Add Three Stores

Connecticut-based apparel and accessories brand Vineyard Vines is rolling out retail.

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Jos. A. Bank Net Climbs 38 Percent

Jos. A. Bank’s first-quarter results include a 10.4% boost in same-store sales.

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The Terre di Amerigo lineup.


Italian Beauty Firm Derbe Launches Men’s Line

Terre di Amerigo grooming collection inspired by explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

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“Key to the City” will be unveiled today.

Fashion Scoops

Karan’s Secrets… Jasmine di Milo Shuttering… Trumped Up…

Donna Karan discovered the key to New York City long ago, and she keeps digging into its treasure trove for design inspiration.

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Liz, Lucky Ordered to Pay $300,000 in Damages

Jurors found that Lucky Brand infringed on Marcel Fashion Group’s Get Lucky trademark.

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Retail Shares Jump 1.5% Wednesday

Limited Brands, Coach and Nordstrom among gainers.

clock June 3, 2010Evan Clark


Claire’s Pares 1st-Qtr. Loss

Same-store sales grow 7.6% in period.

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Georgia Shonk-Simmons


Coldwater Quarterly Profit Surprises

Retailer Coldwater Creek also said Georgia Shonk-Simmons, president and chief merchandising officer, will retire on May 1, 2011.

clock June 3, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Uniqlo Reports Rise in Same-Store Sales

Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. said Wednesday that Uniqlo’s same-store sales climbed 3.1 percent in May.

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Wal-Mart store.


Wal-Mart’s Uphill Battle With Apparel

Apparel is Wal-Mart’s perennial Achilles’ heel.

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Carol Meyrowitz


TJX to Launch New Off-Price Concept

TJX sets 2011 opening for new nameplate because despite a stellar year, the company’s ambitions are to push further, faster.

clock June 3, 2010Katherine Bowers

Ideeli hired House + Holme to retool its Web site with more of an editorial feel.

Designer and Luxury

Ideeli Revamps Site, Makes Key Hires

The members-only sample sale e-commerce site, has bolstered its senior management team and revamped its site.

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Designer and Luxury

Designers Praise ‘Made in Midtown’ Survey

Narciso Rodriguez said he hopes the report will bring more attention to the fact that “we need to protect our industry.”

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HauteLook Receives $31M in Funding

The private sale site HauteLook plans to use the infusion to find new customers, expand categories.

clock June 3, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


How Much for That Weekly in the Window… Miyuki Hatoyama Has One Fan Left…

Newsweek: hot commodity or waste of money? The answer depends on the day.

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Sophie Theallet for Gap.


Gap, CFDA Winners to Unveil Designs

Fashion designers Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell and Sophie Theallet have created limited edition collections for the Gap.

clock June 3, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Daily Stock Wrap: June 2, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Isaac Mizrahi and accessories from his Target collection.


Greatest Sartorial Hits of the Mass Market

What works for mass retailers.

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Alexander McQueen's Designer Collaborations for Target.


Target’s Designer Hook-Ups

Target’s Go International, which has featured designers from Anya Hindmarch to Zac Posen, represents more than $100 million in sales.

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Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

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Social Studies

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